tetrasyllable

[te-truh-sil-uh-buh l, te-truh-sil-]

Origin of tetrasyllable

First recorded in 1580–90; tetra- + syllable
Related formstet·ra·syl·lab·ic [te-truh-si-lab-ik] /ˌtɛ trə sɪˈlæb ɪk/, tet·ra·syl·lab·i·cal, adjective
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tetrasyllable

noun
  1. a word of four syllables
Derived Formstetrasyllabic (ˌtɛtrəsɪˈlæbɪk) or tetrasyllabical, adjective
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